Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
59.4% pass rate
from 21,753 tests in 2017
(3.8% better than other 2006 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Couplings (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage condition (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Presence (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear
      • 0.23% fail on Front (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Component mounting (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0046% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.069% fail on Tie bars/rods (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0046% fail on Condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0046% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension unit
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0046% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0092% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear lamps (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front lamps (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (39% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Fog lamp (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Battery (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0046% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front wheels (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.89% fail on ABS (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Components (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.014% fail on Servos
        • 0.0046% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0046% fail on Valves
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Mechanical components (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Cable (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
    • 0.032% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.023% fail on Components
        • 0.023% fail on Servos
      • 0.0046% fail on Warning
      • 0.0046% fail on Leaks
    • 0.023% fail on Service brake control components (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Condition
        • 0.0092% fail on Anti-slip (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0046% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Valve stem (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (73% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Cap (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on System (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0046% fail on Hose
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (32% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0046% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0046% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering arm (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Free play
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering component
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering control (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering column
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Doors (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers other (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.032% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Load security
      • 0.0092% fail on Bootlid
Read the Honest John Review

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    Quality feel from behind the wheel. More practical and spacious than standard A3. Impressive choice of engines including excellent TFSI turbocharged petrols.
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